The goal of the Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship program is to provide financial support for students pursuing a certificate focused on gerontology. Since 2004, nearly $600,000 in Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarships have been awarded to students in a wide range of disciplines.
- Demonstrate a 3.0 or higher GPA for two consecutive academic years at the undergraduate level or one year at the graduate level
- Demonstrate a commitment to the field of gerontology
- Be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Gerontology at UW-Milwaukee and either complete the certificate during the scholarship year or take at least six credits toward the certificate.
The scholarship deadline for the 2017/2018 academic year is March 3, 2017. Check back in January for the 2017 application.
Scholarships are awarded each spring to part-time and full-time students who are admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology program. Past recipients have represented a wide range of disciplines, including Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Work, Architecture, and Non-Profit Management.
For information about other forms of financial aid options and eligibility visit the UWM’s Department of Financial Aid website or call (414) 229-4541. Students should also contact their school or college to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.
Rachelle Alioto, MSW, LCSW
Director of Education and Programming
Center for Aging & Translational Research